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Finnish is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland, and is also an official minority language in Sweden and Norway. It is a member of the Balto-Fennic subgroup of the Finno-Ugric language group. It is related to Estonian and other minority language spoken around the Baltic Sea area. Despite its geographical proximity to the Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Norway, and Denmark), Finnish has no relation to those languages (which are Germanic in origin).
Finnish is an official language of the European Union (EU), and is spoken by approximately 6 million people, mainly in Finland. It is also one of the working languages of the Nordic Council.
The Finnish alphabet is derived from the Latin alphabet, and especially its Swedish extension. The main features of the Finnish alphabet that make it different from the basic Latin alphabet are the two extra vowels "Ä" and "Ö" in the end of the list. Unlike the similar looking German umlauted letters, they are considered letters in their own right and thus alphabetized separately (after "Z").
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